PHOTOREALISM - étude d'un prélude V
for orchestra : 3333 - 4330 - timp. - 2 perc. - harp - strings
dedicated to Olivier Senn
duration: ca. 14 minutes
The twelve works in the Études d'un prélude series are all based on micromeasurements of timing and volume of Martha Argerich's recording of Chopin’s Prelude op. 28/4 in E minor, recorded in Munich on 22-25 October 1975 and released by Deutsche Grammophon as DG 2530 731, reissued as DG 415 836-2. The duration of Argerich’s original recording is 1'51".
Photorealism transforms Argerich's sound energy (volume) into color fields; a grand re-working and elongation of the 1975 performance for large orchestra.